PHILADELPHIA, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers, businesses and government agencies from one end of the Keystone State to the other continued to reap the benefits of Verizon's investment of more than $1 billion million during 2014 in its industry-leading fiber-optic, wireline and wireless networks.
These investments have given more Verizon customers in Pennsylvania access to fiber optic-based FiOS Internet and TV services, innovative enterprise business solutions and network upgrades to enhance the customer service experience.
Verizon Wireless customers have seen improved data speeds and enhanced network capacity across Pennsylvania, and the company also continued to expand its industry-leading 4G LTE and XLTE networks across the state, to deploy small cells and distributed antenna systems in high-traffic areas, and to begin rolling out Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology.
"In today's digitally connected world, technology has become a greater part of everyone's life, and Verizon's network investments are delivering the communications, broadband and video services customers want," said Carl Erhart, Verizon area vice president of state government affairs. "They are driving the next generation of technological innovations that give customers the ability to connect however, whenever and wherever they want."
"No other company invests in Pennsylvania like Verizon, which not only benefits consumers and business, but contributes to the economic vitality and competitiveness of the state," Erhart said. "Advanced communications services are critical for education, healthcare, public safety, business competitiveness and community development, and Verizon is fully committed to serving customers with the best customer experience and network technologies to meet their needs."
Fiber-optic networks strengthen communities, and last year Verizon continued deployment of its 100 percent fiber-optic network, with its FiOS TV and FiOS Internet services. At year's end, FiOS services were available to more than 2 million homes and businesses across Pennsylvania. Verizon has placed more than 25,000 miles of fiber optics in Pennsylvania – enough to stretch from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh and back more than 40 times.
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Customers ranked Verizon Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Very Small Business Wireline Service in the J.D. Power "J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Business Wireline Satisfaction Study." And for the second straight year FiOS Internet was rated No. 1 in the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index. In addition, customers made Verizon FiOS Internet the recipient of PC Magazine's Readers' Choice Award for the ninth consecutive year.
Providing End-to-End Solutions for Video Customers
Verizon has combined powerful assets to further the company's delivery of media and entertainment services through its Verizon Digital Media Services business unit.
With its next-generation platform and global content delivery network, Verizon Digital Media Services delivers end-to-end video solutions for best-in-class TV Everywhere and superior experiences to any device, anywhere, at any time. The interplay of assets seamlessly orchestrated among a secure media cloud, an agile video backbone and responsive intelligent edges delivers flexible and robust video solutions.
Enterprise Business Solutions Tailored to Meet Client Needs
Verizon Enterprise Solutions oversees all of Verizon's solutions for large-business, wholesale and government customers in Pennsylvania and globally, including a portfolio of cloud and IT, enterprise mobility, security and advanced communications offerings. Its key client segments include healthcare, manufacturing and automotive, financial services and large government agencies. In 2014, Verizon:
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